Argentina forward Carlos Tevez has admitted to being ‘upset’ after receiving his second red card in three international appearances.
The 24-year-old was dismissed in the 31st minute of Saturday’s 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Paraguay for a challenge on Dario Veron.
Tevez will now miss Thursday’s encounter against Peru and has vowed to clean up his act after he was also handed his marching orders in November’s 2-1 loss in Colombia.
“It cannot happen to me again,” the Manchester United attacker told TV station TyC Sports.
“I apologised to my team-mates but they didn’t accept it because they believe it’s not necessary.
“It really calmed me down because they know me very well and they know I don’t do things to get sent off on purpose. It affects me.
“The match was so calm, I felt it was the match for me. I am quite upset but this situation makes me stronger.
“I feel the coach trusts me. When we talked, I told him what I was feeling and also apologised.”